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Peace and Disarmament

Speech: Stop Military Exports to Israel

March 07, 2024

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I rise today to reflect on Australia exporting weapons to Israel during the current conflict. Over recent months the state of Israel's attacks on Gaza have killed over 29,313 Palestinians and injured some 69,333 innocent people since 7 October 2023,...

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Question: Prohibition of Neo Nazi Symbols

November 02, 2023

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:04): Under standing order 107, I seek leave to make a brief explanation before addressing a question to the Hon. Sarah Game on the topic of the prohibition of Neo-Nazi symbols select committee, which she chairs. In response to a spate...

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Motion: Israel/Hamas

October 20, 2023

That this council— 1. Unequivocally condemns the attacks on Israel by Hamas, which are the heinous acts of terrorists, and have encompassed the targeting and murder of civilians, including women and children, the taking of hostages and indiscriminate rocket fire; 2. Stands with Israel...

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Motion: Assange, Mr J. 2

March 22, 2023

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. F. Pangallo: That this council— 1. Recognises Julian Assange is an Australian citizen and a journalist with WikiLeaks who aided in exposing possible war crimes and civilian casualties in the release of documents which included Afghanistan War logs...

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Speech: AUKUS Deal (Matters of Interest)

March 22, 2023

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:46): I rise today to speak about the AUKUS deal or, indeed, what we know about the AUKUS deal. We do know that $368 billion has been plunged into something that seems incredibly secretive. There is no doubt that all...

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Greens Stand in Support of Julian Assange

March 22, 2023

The Greens will today support a motion in the Upper House recognising Julian Assange’s prosecution as an attack on freedoms of the press. Tammy Franks MLC will also speak at rally at 1pm on the steps of Parliament House organised by Adelaide for Assange...

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Motion: Iranian Protests

November 03, 2022

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. T.T. Ngo: That this council— 1. Condemns the deadly and disproportionate use of force against protesters in Iran, following the tragic death of 22-year-old Kurdish woman Jina (Mahsa) Amini; 2. Expresses concern at the disproportionate attacks on ethnic...

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Motion: Israel-Palestine Conflict

November 02, 2022

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. I. Pnevmatikos: That this council— 1. Notes: (a) the Israel-Palestine conflict continues to be unresolved; (b) Israel's occupation of Palestine has lasted over 50 years; (c) Israel continues to build settlements on occupied territory, which undermines a two-state...

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Motion: Select Committee on Prohibition of Neo-Nazi Symbols

September 07, 2022

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. S.L. Game: 1. That a select committee of the Legislative Council be established to inquire into and report on the prohibition of Neo-Nazi symbols, with particular reference to: (a) the symbols used to identify and promote Neo-Nazi and...

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Motion: Assange, Mr J.

July 07, 2022

Adjourned debate on motion of Hon. F. Pangallo: That this council— 1. Recognises Julian Assange is an Australian citizen and a journalist with WikiLeaks who aided in exposing possible war crimes and civilian casualties in the release of documents which included Afghanistan War logs...

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